A. Kenra Parris-Whittaker

A seasoned young litigator, Kenra believes that justice prevails. She also believes that justice is on her side–regardless of superficial facts, and even of prior governmental rulings. This gives rise to tremendous confidence—short of an actual guarantee.

The Nassau-born, Canadian-educated litigator attributes her success to thinking a few steps ahead of her opponent. She has a strong sense of moral values—and operates nimbly on surprisingly little sleep.

The daughter of Bahamas-real estate guru Arthur Parris, Kenra always knew she would be an attorney. She enrolled in law school (University of Buckingham, 2001, and later Inns of Court School of Law, 2004), then joined Callenders & Co., where she became a senior associate litigating commercial, probate and maritime cases

Now, as an admiralty, maritime, personal injury and commercial litigator, Kenra frequently represents crew members, vessel repair shops, shipyard owners, injured plaintiffs, and others wronged without recourse. She has obtained millions on her clients’ behalf—through judgment or settlement. She also represents clients who are seeking or defending a judicial review (in the Supreme Court) on governmental rulings such as a Port Authority license granted or denied. She has been uncannily successful in all these endeavors.

Kenra has a thriving probate practice as well. As an attorney for executors and executrices, she can often halve the waiting time for hearings, particularly for large estates.

Litigation Law Practice:

Litigation in the Bahamas can feel like a game. Win the game, and enforce your agreements, you collect your debts, and get your attorneys’ fees covered in the process. But to do so, you need a lawyer who is well versed in the rules, and has the willingness, talent, and wherewithal to strategize intelligently—and over-prepare.

That’s why you should bring the matter to us. We are in the courts on a weekly basis, and there’s nothing we love more than the rhythm, energy, and thrill of the fighting for our clients. We have experience with virtually all the rules of law, and excel in research, oral argument, and thinking on our feet. We’re so experienced that we can frequently offer beneficial billing arrangements driven by an informed estimate of the time and resources required to prevail.

In short, we love fighting for clients—and we love to win.

ParrisWhittaker:

ParrisWhittaker is a local law firm founded by two top lawyers: Arthur Parris, real estate/commercial expert, and Jacy Whittaker, a litigator with extraordinary energy and an outstanding track record. With the addition of partner Kenra Parris-Whittaker, the firm has a combined 60 years of experience, and brings a new level of energy and commitment to the Bahamian legal market.

Rodger Outten

Rodger Outten is the Founding Principal and IP Chair of OuttenIP’s Trade Mark Practice. Rodger serves as lead counsel in the firm’s Copyright, Trade Mark and Patent Litigation Practices she has knowledgeable experience in intellectual property matters and provides strategic counsel to both domestic and international clients. Rodger has expertise in the strategic implementation of intellectual property protections, brand management and enforcement procedures.

Rodger advises clients on a spectrum of intellectual property issues including strategic protection, transfer, commercialization and enforcement of intellectual property related rights.  She has significant transactional expertise including advising clients on acquisitions and mergers, negotiating intellectual property related contracts and advising on all aspects of franchising matters.  She also has formidable experience in the arenas of providing assurance and business advisory services to Fortune 500 Companies and her audit and risk management experience serves to fortify her astute disciplines in due diligence and structured financing ventures.

Bar Admissions:

  • The Bar of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
  • The Bar of England & Wales

Education:

  • B.A. (The College of Saint Benedict), St. Joseph, MN, USA.
  • LL.B (Hons.) (University of Buckingham), Buckingham, England.
  • College of Law, London, England, UK.

Memberships:

  • The Bahamas Bar Association
  • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Bahamas Branch (CIArb)
  • The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • The International Bar Association (IBA)
  • The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA)

Professional and Community Development

  • Performs pro bono work for select artists and artisans.

Languages:

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish (Intermediate)

Firm Description:

At OuttenIP Counsel & Attorneys-at-Law, we are our namesake, intellectual property law is not just an area of practice, it is our focal practice; and we are innovatively passionate about what we do. As a leading provider of intellectual property services in The Bahamas, we have counseled numerous international and local clientele on an array of intellectual property protections.

We are a boutique intellectual property law firm with sound expertise.  With an undeterred dedication to legal excellence and a strategic approach to advancing our clients’ goals; we have set the standard for intellectual property expertise and technical execution and we have become one of the top intellectual property law firms in the region.  Working with a diverse group of client structures ranging from individual inventors, to SME’s and ultimately conglomerates, our specialists provide guidance on the effective use of intellectual property rights and thereby furnish our clients’ inventions, brands and technologies with the best protections and strategies available.

We have defined ourselves by our clients’ success and positioned ourselves to expertly handle cutting edge issues effecting intellectual property right holders. We have diverse expertise in numerous aspects of intellectual property rights including, but not limited to, copyrights, domain names, industrial designs, patents and trade marks.  At OuttenIP, you’ll find customized intellectual property legal solutions tailored to your every creative endeavor.

 

Margaret Gonsalves-Sabola

Margaret Gonsalves-Sabola is a civil and commercial litigation attorney and an accredited civil and commercial mediator. Margaret has over 21 years’ experience in legal practice in the United Kingdom, Jamaica and The Bahamas.

Margaret has been involved in a wide range of civil and commercial matters including contractual disputes, personal injury claims, employment claims, pension litigation, shareholder disputes, professional liability claims, banking disputes, insurance litigation, liquidations and receiverships, trust claims, judicial review applications constitutional claims, competition law and licensing  matters. She has appeared in large commercial matters before the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the Privy Council.  Margaret has advised individuals, international banking clients, insurance companies and local businesses including a local telecommunications provider. She is one of the founding members and the Chairman of the Bahamas Association of Mediators.

Education

– LL.B. (Hons),  University of Wolverhampton, 1993

– Barrister, Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn, London, 1994

– LL.M. (Business Law),  University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1996

– LEC, Council of Legal Eductaion, Norman Manley Law School, Jamaica, 1996.

Bar Admissions

– England & Wales

– Jamaica

– Antigua & Barbuda

– The Bahamas

Other Certification

– Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator, London School of Mediation, 2012

– Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, 2012

Training Workshops

– Lex Mundi Institute, Cross-Border Transactions, Monterey, California, 2004

– ADR Workshop, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, Nassau, 2006

– EU Competition Law Summer School, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2010

Publications

Contributor on Bahamian insolvency law and directors’ duties to:

– Multi National Entreprise Liability in Insolvency Proceedings, European Lawyer Reference Series, 1st ed., 2006

– Multi National Entreprise Liability in Insolvency Proceedings, European Lawyer Reference Series, 2nd ed., 2010

– International Insolvency, European Lawyer Reference Series, 3rd ed., 2012

– International Insolvency, Thomson Reuters, 4th ed., 2015

– Enforcing a Foreign Judgment, Lawyer Monthly Magazine, December 2012

Professional Memberships

– Bahamas Bar Association

– Bahamas Association of Mediators

– Bahamas Chamber of Commerce & Employers Confederation

– Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

 

Llewellyn V. Boyer-Cartwright

Llewellyn Boyer-Cartwright joined the firm as a Senior Associate in 2010. A former commercial airline pilot who combined a passion for flying with advanced legal training including a Master’s degree in Aviation Science, he specializes in Aviation Law (aircraft financing, registration and licensing), Property Law involving private residential and commercial acquisitions and Estate Planning and Administration. Mr. Boyer-Cartwright has acted on behalf of numerous high-net-worth private clients in respect of their acquisition of private residences and commercial properties and has been involved in negotiations with The Bahamas Government relating to project proposals and concessions under the Hotels Encouragement Act, The Nassau Revitalization Act and the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Act.

 

Mr. Boyer-Cartwright was educated in the United Kingdom and the United States and holds a Bachelor of Law (LLB. (Hons)) from The University of Buckingham and a Masters in Aviation Science (MSc.) (including Aviation Safety and Airport Planning & Design) from Everglades University. In 1994 Mr. Boyer-Cartwright was admitted into the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, London, England (England & Wales) and The Bahamas Bar. He is a member of Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, The Bahamas Bar Association’s Real Estate Section, and was a finalist in the Bahamas Financial Services Board awards 2012.